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Dementia

The term dementia is used to describe a range of conditions which affect the brain and result in an overall impairment of the person’s function. (RCN, 2013, Dementia: commitment to the care of people with dementia in hospital settings). Use this guide to find information resources about dementia including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 18/05/2018

Key Resources

Carers Trust and RCN (2016) The triangle of care. Carers included. Carers Trust and Royal College of Nursing (2016) Triangle of care. Carers included: a guide to best practice for dementia care.
  • This guide and self assessment tool are aimed at acute hospital wards and services where a person with dementia may be admitted but their dementia is not the reason for their admission. Editions of the guide are available for the UK, Scotland and Wales.
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RCN: Understanding dementia
Alzheimer's Society (2017) What is dementia? London: Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer's Society (2017) The dementia guide: living well after diagnosis, London: Alzheimer's Society.
Alzheimer Scotland (2015) 8 pillars model of community support, Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Alzheimer Scotland (2015) 5 pillars model of post diagnostic support, Edinburgh: Alzheimer Scotland.
Dementia UK (2017) Tips for better communication, London: Dementia UK.

Department of Health (2016) Making a difference in dementia: nursing vision and strategy, London: DH.
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government (2016) Wales: a dementia friendly nation, Cardiff: Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government.
Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government (2011) Dignity in care; Welsh language toolkit, Cardiff: Cymru Welsh Government.
Royal College of Nursing (2013) Dementia: commitment to the care of people with dementia in hospital settings, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2013) Dementia: commitment to the care of people with dementia in hospital settings, London: RCN.

Books

Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one-stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, London: Profile Books. Andrews J (2015) Dementia: the one-stop guide: practical advice for families, professionals and people living with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, London: Profile Books
Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley. Baker C (2017) Visiting the memory café and other dementia care activities: evidence-based interventions for care homes, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Downs M and Bowers B (2014) Excellence in dementia care: research into practice (2nd edition), Milton Keynes: McGraw-Hill Education.  Downs M and Bowers B (2014) Excellence in dementia care: research into practice (2nd edition), Milton Keynes: McGraw-Hill Education.
James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers. London: Jessica Kingsley. James J (2017) Excellent dementia care in hospitals: a guide to supporting people with dementia and their carers, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Jenkins C, Ginesi L and Keenan B (2016) Dementia care at a glance, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Lock M (2013) The Alzheimer conundrum: Entanglements of dementia and aging. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Lock M (2013) The Alzheimer conundrum: Entanglements of dementia and aging. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Rahman S, Swaffer K, Roberts C, and Britton B (2015) Living better with dementia: good practice and innovation for the future, London: Jessica Kingsley.  Rahman S, Swaffer K, Roberts C, and Britton B (2015) Living better with dementia: good practice and innovation for the future, London: Jessica Kingsley.

Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes, Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.  Schüssler S and Lohrmann C (2017) Dementia in nursing homes, Cham: Springer International Publishing Ag.
Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach, Boca Raton: CRC Press.  Smith G (2016) Dementia care: a practical approach, Boca Raton: CRC Press. 
Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach, Los Angeles: SAGE. Wilson CB (2017) Caring for people with dementia: a shared approach, Los Angeles: SAGE.

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